The Salvation Army raises around $3 million every year in the Twin Cities through their red kettle campaign. The campaign started in San Francisco in 1891. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee came up with the idea to collect money to feed the poor during the holiday season. He used a single iron kettle for donations.
He died in the line of duty, serving as a Cold Spring police officer. Now, there is a court fight over all of the money people donated after his death.
The Girl Scouts sell cookies. Many charities do fundraising galas. The local Boy Scouts Council decided to dare donors to rappel off the top of a 22-story St. Paul skyscraper.
On Friday, President Barack Obama will be in Minneapolis, visiting the Honeywell campus, but he’s also raising money. And tickets to his fundraiser can cost up to $40,000 a pop.